The Collingwood collage
What happens to art that hasn’t sold?
Well, until now it has been stored it carefully. But when the Collingwood Centre opened there was a large wall outside in the corridor linking the main hospital with Gainsborough Wing, A large and empty wall. A space where a large work of art about 7 ft by 4 ft would look good.
With some of the artworks left, a large collage has been made, and has recently been installed. It is perhaps more of a patchwork – the pictures were cut into business card size and glued down to make the collage. But paintings can still be identified. All the artists who have contributed to the Secret Art Sale since its inception are named on the notice beside it. It has certainly cheered up an empty space.
More of the art has been donated to the Cancer Wellness Centre – the new wooden building built from funds donated by the piblic – which is on the edge of the lake outisde the hospital. The Wellness Centre were given a free choice of the works from 2020 and have chosen quite a few to adorn their walls and make the Centre more welcoming.
And now ALL the artworks left are in the great big Secret Art Sale SALE!